Removing Windows from the Monastery Library

Over the last few weeks, we have been following the work of Techniglaze as they replace the windows in the Monastery Library with state of the art glass.

The new frames are bespoke, and are specially treated to ensure no UV light enters the library. UV light damages the books on the shelves. The new windows not only protect the books, but allow users of the library to see out, providing beautiful views across Somerset and of the abbey church.

Follow the guide below to find out more:

Once all the glass is removed, the frame is taken out and the new pane is put in place. Thank you to Geoff and Sam for their help putting this article together!

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